Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dry Drag

This is an odd thing I learned from a friend, you take most of the polish off of the brush and put it on...
I was going to do it as a monkey see monkey do mani, but it didn't turn out how I wanted. She used pink and purple, I used Sailor, Neve, and Pepper.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fortune Cookie Soap Company Spring Soapbox

I have not had a subscription box in about 6 months. Birchbox got boring, Beauty Army never had any openings, I’ve heard more “meh” than “yay!” about Ipsy, and Julep…lets not even start with that…

Anywho in one of my make up groups, I heard about FortuneCookie Soap Company. They have a box. It’s $20 every 3 months, and you get a code for $10 off your next order (which really makes it the cheapest box out there) I wanted to try it. I like baths, why the hell not…
 This is my first ever Fortune Cookie Soap Company Soap Box. I plan to buy as much of this stuff as my poor little wallet will allow… THAT being said, let’s get down to business. I’ve finally tested/tried everything in the box so I feel confident in my review.
 The Soapbox comes with a card like Birchbox (and I am assuming others) that tell you what everything is.
First off let me say how much I love the good/evil theme they had going on.
Let’s just make it easy and go down the list, because there REALLY was not a bad product in the box. I wish I would have smelled everything before I read the descriptions, though. Just so I wouldn’t be told what to think. Anywho…

  Native Nectar Body Wash: just like it says, it smelled exactly like you would think a coconut would smell, it was softly fragranced. Not in the least bit heavy or over powering. It felt so awesome on my skin. It was soft (which is odd to say about a liquid) but sometimes you know how you can get some body wash or soap and when you get it wet it feels kind of harsh? Yeah, this is not.

Afternoon Delight OCD: Ok, I will say I am one of the people addicted to hand sanitizer. I know how horrible it is to over use it, but I can’t help it. I can’t walk into a B&BW without walking out with at least 5 hand sanitizers. This one was on par with those…however, there was glitter in it. I could see it…I couldn’t feel it. In B&BW I can feel the glitter, not in OCD. 
Marshmallow Dreams Cuticle Butter: THIS is going to be one of those “holy grail” items. I will reorder this over and over and over again. Remember how everyone freaked the hell out about Lush’s Lemony Flutter? Yeah, this is about 800 times better. Try it, I promise you will not be disappointed. It’s a solid, but has a very, VERY low melting point my hands were freezing and it still melted in wonderfully. The smell…oh my gosh, the smell… I hated using lemony flutter, the smell made me sick. This smells like marshmallows on a campfire. It says sticky sweet, but it’s not as sweet as you think. There is a musk that tamps it down; it has to be the basil.

Make It Rain Whipped Cream: From the first second I put it on, it felt so smooth and silky. It lasted a good while. The scent dissipated quickly, though. It was not my favorite, but it was very pleasant and soothing. Not overpowering. 
Forbidden Fruit Fortune Cookie Soap: TBH, I thought I was going to hate this. I’m not a fan of blueberry. And the smell was overpowering when I opened the box. This was the absolute last thing I tried. It’s not bad. The smell was tolerable once it got wet. I used it as a shaving medium. My legs were so soft and silky, it was almost ridiculous. I will try other fortune cookie soaps, probably not this scent, though.Waking up the next morning, my skin was still extraordinarily soft. One of those "WOW, THIS is what soft, hydrated skin feels like?!" feelings.

Me so Thorny Steam Me Up Scotty!: I hate, HATE patchouli. It makes me nauseates me. The sandalwood and vanilla cover it nicely so it’s not too bad. I had to take it up out of the shower, though. I know my fiancĂ© won’t care for the scent.

The Bloom Bloom Room Bath Fizzy: I need the cuticle butter out of this scent. It is very, VERY floral such a feminine smell. It made the water incredibly soft and luxurious. It smelled amazing, but the smell did not transfer to the bathwater. I was a bit disappointed. 

Venus Fly Trap Perfume Oil: I LOVE Bergamot anything. It’s one of those smells that makes me instantly happy. I was OVER THE MOON EXCITED to get this. It smells like gardenias. I love gardenias. I put it on at 5am when I left the house, and could still smell it when I went to bed that night. It smells wonderful!

All in all I am stupidly happy about this box and can’t wait until the next one!!!  

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Satin and Cashmere Watercolors!

I love doing watercolors. It is SOOOO super easy!!! if you want a tutorial, I have one HERE

The first one is with the Cashmere colors Flynn as the base, Hunter, Sailor, and Livingston water colored on top. Those colors are available here (Zoya Cashmere and Satin collection)
This one is Mason, Giovanna, and Neve fromthe Satin Collection

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Christmas in FEBRUARY?!?

Yeah, Christmas in February!!! These are the mani's I wore during Christmas week.

Both were done with Ziv, Logan, and Blaze over a random white.

I am excited, I FINALLY got Zoya Purity!!! I can't wait to use it as underwear!!! 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Random fun with Pixie Dusts

To be honest, I can't remember what I used on some of these.

I know this one is Carter, Arabella, Dhara, and Tomoko
 This one is Tomoko dotted and stamped
 This is Dahlia painted over striping tape